The Transgender Cultural Fluency Training lays the foundation for participants to gain a better understanding of what it means to be transgender, clarify common misconceptions about transgender people, become familiar with the challenges transgender communities face, and learn ways to be a strong and engaged advocate for transgender people.
These trainings cover the following:
• Definitions of “the big four” concepts necessary to fully understand transness: sex, gender, expression, and orientation;
• Definitions of “trans(gender)”, “cis(gender)”, and “nonbinary”;
• The prevalence of transness, historically and presently;
• Models of gender that help conceptualize how nonbinary people fit in;
• Erasure as the main problem nonbinary people encounter;
• Common myths and misconceptions about trans people;
• How and why people transition, and the processes that may be involved;
• Issues faced by trans and nonbinary people;
• How to be a good advocate for the trans community; and
• Services provided by the Transgender Resource Center.